For those of you who are interested in the MQ-26SR TGM Quad Antenna, here are the details:
This Hybrid is a 6 band two element antenna, with a reflector design resulting in a hi-performance radiating system. The principle of loading is achieved by reducing the element length by eliminating the least useful portions (the ends), and retaining the centre, which is the primary current or radiating portion. That plus the Hi-Q reflector (diamond shape for maximum signal capture), properly phased, puts all your signal out front where it does the most good.
Performance is low SWR, low radiation angle, good gain and a front to back ratio which is far better than most two element beams on the market today. - The Hybrid Quad is sensibly designed, with high quality materials and most medium weight rotators will have no problems with it. Its small size gatheres very little wind (or ice), which allows you to spend time ON the air and not IN the air.
|Mechanical Spec.||Electrical Spec.|
|Element Length - 11 feet 9 inches||Operating Bands - 6 -10 -12 - 15 - 17 - 20 meters|
|Boom Length - 4 1/2 feet||Forward Gain (+/- 0.5dB): 6, 10, 12 & 15M = 6dBd|
|Turning Radius - 6 ft. 8 in.||17M = 5.4 dBd; 20M = 5 dBd ; (ref. is a full size dipole at 25')|
|Weight - 23 lb||VSWR - <1.2:1|
|Mast (not incl.) - up to 2 1/8 in.||Front to Back Ratio - 12 to 20 dB|
|Wind Loading - 75 MPH.||Front to Side Ratio - 20 dB+|
|Overall Quad Reflector Height - 48 in.||Power Rating - 1200 Watts P.E.P.|
|Rotor - Medium Ham or Heavy duty TV||Input Impedance - Single 50 OHM Feedline|
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